Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We are all Missionaries

Today's events of our LifeTeen Leadership Conference in Atchison, Kansas explored multiple themes. The themes were very familiar to our students from Chaminade and Kellenberg Memorial high schools. While the themes stemmed mostly from Blessed John Paul II, they also reflected what Blessed William Joseph Chaminade encouraged while founding the Marianists.

In particular, 
In particular, our retreat focused on the following:

The "missionary activity has but one purpose: to serve man by revealing to him the love of God made manifest in Jesus Christ." (Redemptoris Missio)
"God is opening before the Church the horizons of a humanity more fully prepared for the sowing of the Gospel. I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes.

No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples." Redemptoris Missio

In order to accomplish Blessed John Paul's call to the "New Evangelization," we are called to follow Jesus into our own world through God's Word, sacraments, personal and communal prayer as a rhythm of life.

In addition, we invite others to join us as we proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel of God's love and salvation through all we do. Sounds just like what Blessed Chaminade exhorts us.